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What I look for in a pumpkin is...
Maybe I'm spoiled by living in the Midwest, but fresh pumpkin pastries and pies are absolutely fantastic.
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee
Unfortunately, growers are breeding pumpkins these days for carving and size, not taste.
Fortunately, there's been a backlash (see Tuesday's NYT article which requires a login).
So yeah, go taste! I speak as someone who makes an excellent pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup (I chose "Functionality" for my vote).
Alternative e.g. Carob
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